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John MacGinnis, Research Fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University

What Friday Seminar
When March 01, 2013
from 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Where Fowler Museum Building, Room A222
Contact Name Benjamin Shepard
Contact Email
Contact Phone 310-825-4169
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John MacGinnis's research revolves primarily around Mesopotamian civilisation of the first millennium BC. He is interested in work which seeks to integrate the evidence of both archaeology and epigraphy for the Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian and Achaemenid empires. For many years he has worked on the Neo-Babylonian/Achaemenid archives of the Ebabbara, the temple of the sun god Shamash in Sippar (south of modern Baghdad) and has published extensively in this field. For over a decade he has also been leading the British contribution to the international mission working at the site of Ziyaret Tepe in southeastern Turkey, now identified as the Neo-Assyrian provincial capital of Tushan, where he is both project epigrapher and directs excavations in the lower town.

 

John MacGinnis
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